Online Commercial Applicator Recertification
Mississippi commercial pesticide applicators, license holders, and permit holders in some categories can now complete recertification training online. The MSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program has collaborated with Certified Training Institute (CTI) to make these courses available.
Online Recertification Requirements
In accordance with Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) requirements, applicators must complete a minimum of (5) credits that pertain to their certification or license category when recertifying online. If certified or licensed in multiple categories, applicators need to complete only (5) credits total. Applicators must complete the credits within the last 12 months of the 3-year recertification cycle.
Categories Eligible for Online Recertification
Online recertification is currently available for the following commercial certification categories (and the corresponding license categories):
- I (A) – Agricultural Pest Control (Plant)
- II – Forest Pest Control
- III – Ornamental & Turf Pest Control
- V – Aquatic Pest Control
- VI – Right-of-Way Pest Control
- VII (A) – Industrial, Institutional, Structural & Health-related Pest Control
- VII (3) – Industrial Weed Control
- X – Demonstration & Research Pest Control
How Online Recertification Works
- Enter the Mississippi online recertification portal on the CTI website.
- Choose the course(s) in your certification/license category you wish to purchase. (Cost varies depending on course duration.) Add the course(s) to the cart, view the cart, and proceed to the checkout page.
- Register for online recertification training by setting up a new student account in the Student Login Information section at the top of the checkout page or calling 1-800-727-7104 for assistance from a customer service representative. While registering, create a username and password to log into the CTI system.
- Place your order after providing student and billing information. Courses are available immediately after purchase for a 6-month period. If needed, you can later purchase extensions for one-third of the original cost.
- Complete the training by watching the video course(s) and scoring at least 70% on the accompanying assessments.
- Pay the $75 recertification fee when prompted by the system. CTI will provide you with a printable certificate of completion, report your course completion to MSU Extension, and forward your recertification paperwork to the State for processing.
- The Bureau of Plant Industry will mail your new card to you via U.S. Postal Service.
Visit the Mississippi online recertification portal to see if this option is right for you.
For questions about online recertification, contact Gene Merkl, Pesticide Safety Education Program Manager, at 662-325-5829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about regulation of professional services, contact the Bureau of Plant Industry at 662-325-3390.
For technical questions concerning the operation of the online recertification training system, contact Certified Training Institute at 1-800-727-7104.
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